Los Angeles and its environs is the epicenter for poker activity in California. There are eight poker-spreading casinos in the LA area, not counting the additional five or six within an hour's drive. These eight span the gamut of California card clubs, ranging from small intimate two or three table rooms to the largest poker room in the world, the Commerce Casino.
Virtually all of the Los Angeles card rooms have a Player's Card system for earning comp dollars or other significant benefits while you play. Most offer many forms and levels of poker. All have no smoking policies due to California law. All have bad beat jackpots.
|Casino||City||Map Location||# Tables||Games||Players Club benefits|
|Bicycle Casino||Bell Gardens||B||120||All games, including Mexican. All limits, from 1/2 limit to 500/1000.||Free meal from the special player's menu after playing for three consecutive hours.|
|Commerce Casino||Commerce||C||200?||All games, including Mexican. All limits, from 1/2 limit to 500/1000.||Unknown|
|Crystal Casino||Compton||D||18||NL hold 'em - occasional Limit Omaha/8||Free meals after two hours; free hotel room after five hours (discounted after only one hour)|
|Club Caribe||Cudahy||A||3||Low-limit hold 'em||Unknown|
|Hustler Casino||Gardena||H||30||Limit and NL Hold 'em, occasional Omaha and Stud||Comp dollars vary depend on limits of game; can be used for food or gifts|
|Normandie Casino||Gardena||N||48||Limit and NL Hold 'em, occasional Omaha and Stud||Unknown|
|Hawaiian Gardens||Hawaiian Gardens||G||113||All games, including Mexican||Unknown|
|Hollywood Park||Inglewood||I||63||Limit and NL Hold 'em, Limit O8, and 7-Stud||Earn comp dollars of about $1 / hour. Redeemable for food or gifts.|
|Lake Elsinore||Lake Elsinore||E||21||Low and Medium Limits for Limit Hold 'em, No-Limit Hold 'em, Omaha/8, and 7-Stud||None?|
|Pechanga||Temecula||P||54||Low and Medium Limit and Low NL Hold 'em, plus sometimes Limit O8||Comp dollars of $1/hour|
|San Manuel||Highland||S||60||Low and Medium Limit and Low NL Hold 'em, Limit O8, and 7-Stud||Comp dollars of $1/hour|